Jamaican under the ocean, Jamaican under the sea!

I went snorkeling last week. You may be asking yourself why this fact and occurrence is worthy of a blog post. Well, I’ll tell you. I grew up in Jamaica,
but never learned to swim. I learned to swim in college in the states and had a near-drowning experience during the semester. Consequently, I’ve lived on a tropical paradise since 2006 and have never gone more than ankle deep in the waters. That changed last week.

Two recent guests from Germany visited Saipan to experience diving at the Grotto and Wing Beach as well as snorkeling at Obyan and Pau Pau and convinced me to get my feet wet, so to speak, so I did! (Those Germans can be quite persuasive!) I also had a great teacher (Thanks, Yumi!)

So, here are the exclusive shots of me enjoying my first-ever glimpse of life beneath the waters of Saipan!


Jamaican with the Germans! Claudia and Christian from Berlin! Gosh, that guy is skinny!


Gotta make sure this contraption doesn’t slip out!

Breathing was easier than I thought! Yep, I’ve got the hang of this!

 


Processing the new experience before part 2!


Hellooooooo starfish!

 


“Welcome to OUR world,” said the Damsel Fish (at least I think they’re Damsel Fish)


Christian and me, under the sea


Wrapping up the day with dinner at 360 Revolving Restaurant. l. to r. Christian, Claudia, Yumi, Me

Next milestone: Scuba diving!

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